Lightroom: Add 10-bit/channel color display support

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Lightroom: Add 10-bit support for end-to-end 10-bit workflow. That is, Application->Driver->Graphics Card->Monitor for true 10-bit color. At the moment, all that's missing is the application. CS5 supports 10-bit color, why not Lightroom?
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Geoff Murray

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What would be interesting to know is WHY Adobe has limited Lightroom in this way. There must be a justifiable reason otherwise I am sure 10 bit would have been enabled. However, it is definitely a desirable attribute and I would add my voice to the request for a full 10 bit monitor output.
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Todd, I meant to suggest with my Viewsonic comment that a reputable manufacturer would specify if it uses 8 bit + AFC to achieve a 10-bit equivalent. I am surprised that NEC and presumably others would not, and it is yet another complication. I am thankful to learn of the displayspecifications website and that knowledgeable folks rely on it. Tell me if I am naive to think that.
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I'm finding conflicting reports about the NEC PA271Q's panel. I think it might actually be a true 10-bit panel and displayspecifications might need to update their site/verify with NEC. 

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/compare/NEC_PA271Q-BK-SV_27%22_16%3A9_Color-Critical_IPS_Monitor_with...


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Agreed. I don' know why it should be so hard to find the "real" panel specification and not just stated as 10 bit/color 1.07 Billion colors. I found two search pages at TFT Central for panel model lookup by monitor model with specifications. Unfortunately the Panel Search pulls up incomplete panel part numbers such as LM270WQ3 for the NEV PA272w and the even less precise 27"WS LG.Display AH-IPS for the NEC PA271Q.

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/panelsearch.htm

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/monitor_panel_parts.htm

Below are all of the 27" 10 bit/color panels listed in the Monitor Panel Parts database.

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Yea this panel is quite frustrating to find info for... I suspect this new one might actually be a 10 Bit panel. The "True 10 Bit Color" phrase in the press release leads me to believe that. 

I'd love to know as I currently have a PA272W and it might be time to replace mine soon. It's starting to become less and less uniform. It lived a good life though. 
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I can't find anything on the NEC PA271Q-BK that is definitive. Try contacting NEC Tech Support and let us know if they even have a clue–Thanks!

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